Fire Dept, HQ, Columbus,O. -1912


Fire Department Headquarters, Columbus, O.  21121  Pub. by Haenlein Bros., Columbus, O. 109

Post marked Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1912.  Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, 94 Tremont St., Detroit, Mich.  [Detroit Post office corrected to 94 Tireman and delivered the post card]

“1346 W. Broad St, Col., Ohio   Hello, No, I haven’t forgotten you, but how about shorthand, typewritering, English, chemistry, and history?  Do you think I have any time for anything else?   I did turn away from them last week after exams and went to Rome with Essie [Koontz, Florence’s sister] & Mr. Griste [Charles McKinley Griste, the soon to be – 1913 – husband of Florence’s sister, Ethel Jeanette Koontz].  We won a few pictures.  Ans soon. FLO [Florence Koontz].”

OK, all those cards signed FLO were from Grandma Florence not some other mystery Florence that Grandpa was keeping in the wings.  I guess Mrs. O was just her chaperone when traveling without her mother.    Grandpa never referred to Grandma as Flo — Flossie, yes, Flo, no.  Also worth noting is that Grandma got Grandpa’s address dead WRONG, but wanted to make sure he got hers.  And they were inventing words back in 1912 as well — typewritering ?   Or, did we just shorten it to typing?

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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